Where Does My Help Come From? (By Dan Adams)

Have you ever had one of those days? One of those days where everything seems to go wrong; where everything goes from bad to worse? Of course you have, we all have. While it might start off as any other ordinary day, it turns out to be one of those days. A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Where do you turn on days like that? In my observation, there are generally two types of responses. 1) we’re tempted to turn from God, to blame Him, or to run from Him. 2) We can choose to turn to God, to trust Him, even when life is painful or doesn’t make sense.
Psalm 121 helps us answer the question, Where does my help come from?
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.
Did you notice the word keep repeated? That’s a comforting reminder that God hasn’t forgotten us, that He’s watching over us, and that He won’t let anything come our way outside of His sovereign will.
Psalm 121 reminds us that when we have one of those days, we simply need to lift our eyes to God, our maker and keeper.

I hope and pray that you find comfort and encouragement from this Psalm today.